Access to early learning, including reading and math, is not equitably available to all children who will enroll in Boulder Valley School District. We fund summer programming that boosts classroom readiness for incoming Kindergarten students.

Opportunity gaps start early so investing in early childhood has the biggest impact.

Kinder Bridge

Impact on Education partners with the Boulder Valley School District to offer Kinder Bridge as part of BVSD Summer Summit. Our funding provides access to early learning to over 160 incoming Kindergarten students, including free transportation to and from school, and nutritious meals.

BVSD schools are well-positioned to provide young children and their families with high quality early learning experiences.

What children learn

BVSD’s early learning instruction focuses on letter recognition, counting, letter sound formation and recognition, and name-writing. Students also cultivate executive functioning and social emotional learning skills which are important for kindergarten readiness.

Learn more about BVSD’s summer learning program >>

School readiness can significantly impact everything from reading at grade level to graduating high school to being career ready later in life.

Center for American Progress


Kinder Bridge prepares BVSD students for Kindergarten

In 2022 Kinder Bridge, became part of BVSD’s summer learning program – Summer Summit. Impact on Education funding now enables 160 students to receive four weeks of full-day instruction to prepare them for their first year of school.

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3 ways we’re making a difference in 2023

With nearly 30,000 students in the Boulder Valley School District, our work addresses systemic barriers and prioritizes those furthest from resources. We’re eager to see what we can accomplish this year, and are already working in three areas where we can increase opportunity and academic success for our students.

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Investing in our schools is investing in our children and our communities

Where students learn matters. In Colorado, without adequate state funding, school districts are on their own to provide and maintain the schools where students and teachers do their essential work everyday. The only way for BVSD to address the critical needs included in ballot measure 5A is by asking our taxpayers — our community — for help.

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Our partnership with BVSD prepared more students for Kindergarten

Our early childhood education program was woven into BVSD’s summer learning, allowing us to serve four times the number of students for 50% more instructional hours. These students wouldn’t have otherwise had access to summer preschool and would have arrived in our kindergarten classrooms less prepared than their peers.

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